Built three mini hoophouses
Finally took the plunge....
In my 4 x 8 raised garden beds I put up four half circle hoops. I took ten foot long pieces of 1" PVC pipe and pushed the ends into the ground on either side of the bed. I then covered the pipe with 3 mil plastic and clamped it into place with big binder clips from the office supply.
I have planted a variety of salad greens: mache, mesclun, lettuce, cress, chervil, endive, radicchio, and spinach. So far everything is growing except for the spinach which is a zero so far.
I open the ends for ventilation on warm days and then close it up to catch warmth for cool nights.
I have tons and tons of volunteer tomatoes sprouting up and I plan to use one of my three houses for tomatoes only.
This is my first adventure into growing in a hoop house of any type. I plan to build a cold frame next weekend and experiment to see what happens.
My neighbors always thought I was nuts....they have another reason to think so now....he he...